Period
to 16 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 74 161
Rank change year-on-year +22 +87 +218
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 7,245 6,931 3,777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.05% 4.03% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 4.39% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5,826 5,515 3,071
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +3.31% +0.83%
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 132,132 158,018 157,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.01% 91.96% 91.71%
Number of salaries quoted 103,594 127,211 128,598
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 16 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 6,736 £66,026 +1.58% 565
London +10 4,046 £75,000 +7.14% 326
UK excluding London +41 3,038 £55,000 +4.76% 267
South East +40 1,017 £57,500 - 59
North of England +29 828 £50,000 +5.26% 71
North West +27 503 £52,500 +5.00% 38
South West +36 338 £52,500 +5.00% 21
Scotland +27 310 £50,000 - 20
Midlands -10 295 £52,500 +5.00% 52
Yorkshire +48 290 £47,500 - 25
East of England -2 172 £57,500 - 36
East Midlands -2 149 £50,500 -8.18% 20
West Midlands -6 146 £52,500 +5.00% 32
Wales +19 52 £40,000 - 1
North East +18 36 £62,500 +38.89% 8
Northern Ireland -8 28 £48,750 +2.63% 6

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 4,218 (58.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3,515 (48.52%) Java
3 2,768 (38.21%) Amazon AWS
4 2,421 (33.42%) Docker
5 2,319 (32.01%) DevOps
6 2,124 (29.32%) JavaScript
7 2,066 (28.52%) Software Engineering
8 1,936 (26.72%) C#
9 1,906 (26.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 1,882 (25.98%) .NET
11 1,749 (24.14%) TDD
12 1,679 (23.17%) Kubernetes
13 1,619 (22.35%) Spring
14 1,533 (21.16%) Finance
15 1,454 (20.07%) SQL
16 1,284 (17.72%) AngularJS
17 1,236 (17.06%) Git (software)
18 1,234 (17.03%) Python
19 1,218 (16.81%) RESTful
20 1,206 (16.65%) Continuous Integration
21 1,182 (16.31%) React
22 1,180 (16.29%) Scrum
23 1,099 (15.17%) Jenkins
24 1,087 (15.00%) Test Automation
25 1,068 (14.74%) REST
26 1,050 (14.49%) Node.js
27 1,021 (14.09%) Spring Boot
28 1,007 (13.90%) Web Services
29 994 (13.72%) MVC
30 990 (13.66%) HTML

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 401 (5.53%) Confluence
2 307 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
3 239 (3.30%) Apache Spark
4 181 (2.50%) Apache
5 119 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 111 (1.53%) CMS
7 107 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 74 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 71 (0.98%) SharePoint
10 58 (0.80%) IIS
11 56 (0.77%) nginx
12 50 (0.69%) Apache Solr
13 46 (0.63%) JBoss
14 38 (0.52%) WebLogic
15 37 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 36 (0.50%) NServiceBus
17 31 (0.43%) WordPress
18 29 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
19 28 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 28 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 51 (0.70%) Chatbot
2 8 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.097%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.083%) HipChat
5 3 (0.041%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.041%) Sketch
6 2 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.028%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.028%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.014%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.014%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.014%) ArchiCAD
7 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.014%) InVision
7 1 (0.014%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.014%) Revit
Business Applications
1 56 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
3 32 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
4 28 (0.39%) thinkFolio
5 15 (0.21%) Magento
6 12 (0.17%) Temenos T24
7 8 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
7 8 (0.11%) Fredhopper
8 6 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.069%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.069%) R3 Corda
10 4 (0.055%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.055%) Ripple
10 4 (0.055%) SDL Web 8
11 2 (0.028%) PolarLake
11 2 (0.028%) ReMetrica
11 2 (0.028%) Shopify
11 2 (0.028%) Towers Watson Igloo
12 1 (0.014%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2,768 (38.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1,906 (26.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 724 (9.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 537 (7.41%) Serverless
5 505 (6.97%) SaaS
6 359 (4.96%) PaaS
7 293 (4.04%) AWS Lambda
8 230 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
9 226 (3.12%) OpenShift
10 218 (3.01%) GitHub
11 199 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
12 195 (2.69%) Amazon S3
13 188 (2.59%) IaaS
14 174 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
15 142 (1.96%) Amazon ECS
16 109 (1.50%) Amazon SQS
17 61 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 57 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 57 (0.79%) Apigee
19 50 (0.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 159 (2.19%) HTTP
2 84 (1.16%) Internet
3 65 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 60 (0.83%) DNS
5 58 (0.80%) VPN
6 53 (0.73%) Firewall
7 47 (0.65%) Broadband
8 30 (0.41%) SSL
9 21 (0.29%) HTTPS
10 20 (0.28%) VLAN
11 19 (0.26%) Network Security
12 18 (0.25%) VoIP
13 17 (0.23%) WAN
14 16 (0.22%) Ethernet
15 15 (0.21%) DHCP
16 14 (0.19%) Intranet
16 14 (0.19%) SMS
17 13 (0.18%) SMTP
18 12 (0.17%) LAN
19 11 (0.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 986 (13.61%) NoSQL
2 875 (12.08%) SQL Server
3 640 (8.83%) MongoDB
4 545 (7.52%) MySQL
5 518 (7.15%) Big Data
5 518 (7.15%) PostgreSQL
6 353 (4.87%) Relational Database
7 319 (4.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 246 (3.40%) Redis
9 202 (2.79%) Hadoop
10 186 (2.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 159 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
12 101 (1.39%) Blockchain
13 100 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 86 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
15 78 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
16 73 (1.01%) Neo4j
17 67 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
18 61 (0.84%) HBase
19 49 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,236 (17.06%) Git (software)
2 1,099 (15.17%) Jenkins
3 627 (8.65%) JIRA
4 437 (6.03%) Selenium
5 427 (5.89%) Maven
6 307 (4.24%) Cucumber
7 261 (3.60%) JUnit
8 208 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 202 (2.79%) TeamCity
10 199 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 196 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
12 188 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
13 185 (2.55%) Gradle
14 164 (2.26%) GitLab
15 153 (2.11%) Bitbucket
16 141 (1.95%) Mockito
17 139 (1.92%) Subversion
18 137 (1.89%) JMeter
19 129 (1.78%) webpack
20 127 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,533 (21.16%) Finance
2 558 (7.70%) Banking
3 506 (6.98%) Retail
4 193 (2.66%) Games
5 175 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 145 (2.00%) Law
7 135 (1.86%) Marketing
8 115 (1.59%) Front Office
9 84 (1.16%) Publishing
10 59 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 56 (0.77%) Advertising
12 53 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 51 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 46 (0.63%) Electronics
15 37 (0.51%) Legal
16 27 (0.37%) Back Office
16 27 (0.37%) Billing
17 24 (0.33%) Automotive
18 23 (0.32%) Retail Banking
19 13 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,923 (54.15%) Developer
2 1,551 (21.41%) Java Developer
3 973 (13.43%) Senior Developer
4 869 (11.99%) Architect
5 838 (11.57%) Software Engineer
6 773 (10.67%) .NET Developer
7 652 (9.00%) C# Developer
8 457 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
9 423 (5.84%) Java Engineer
10 416 (5.74%) C# .NET Developer
11 396 (5.47%) Senior Java Developer
12 395 (5.45%) Software Developer
13 378 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
14 335 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
15 294 (4.06%) Senior Software Engineer
16 284 (3.92%) Lead Developer
17 268 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
18 217 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
18 217 (3.00%) Python Developer
19 208 (2.87%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,882 (25.98%) .NET
2 1,619 (22.35%) Spring
3 1,284 (17.72%) AngularJS
4 1,218 (16.81%) RESTful
5 1,182 (16.31%) React
6 1,068 (14.74%) REST
7 1,050 (14.49%) Node.js
8 1,021 (14.09%) Spring Boot
9 1,007 (13.90%) Web Services
10 990 (13.66%) HTML
11 982 (13.55%) CSS
12 798 (11.01%) .NET Core
13 758 (10.46%) ASP.NET
14 619 (8.54%) Kafka
15 473 (6.53%) ASP.NET Web API
16 460 (6.35%) .NET Framework
17 414 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
18 384 (5.30%) HTML5
19 334 (4.61%) Hibernate
20 321 (4.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 771 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
2 362 (5.00%) Cloud Native
3 349 (4.82%) User Experience
4 327 (4.51%) Mobile App
5 287 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
6 269 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
7 177 (2.44%) Public Cloud
8 174 (2.40%) Algorithms
9 152 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
10 127 (1.75%) Data Structures
11 125 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 110 (1.52%) Virtual Team
13 105 (1.45%) Hedge funds
14 104 (1.44%) Data Centre
15 95 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 88 (1.21%) Fixed Income
17 87 (1.20%) Derivative
18 86 (1.19%) Management Information System
19 80 (1.10%) Blog
20 73 (1.01%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 956 (13.20%) Linux
2 361 (4.98%) Windows
3 219 (3.02%) Unix
4 212 (2.93%) Android
5 188 (2.59%) Apple iOS
6 56 (0.77%) Ubuntu
7 55 (0.76%) Windows Server
8 51 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 48 (0.66%) CentOS
10 34 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 22 (0.30%) Debian
12 20 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (0.18%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.14%) AIX
14 10 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.12%) DC/OS
16 8 (0.11%) Mesosphere
17 7 (0.097%) ThreadX
18 6 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
19 5 (0.069%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,218 (58.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2,319 (32.01%) DevOps
3 2,066 (28.52%) Software Engineering
4 1,749 (24.14%) TDD
5 1,206 (16.65%) Continuous Integration
6 1,180 (16.29%) Scrum
7 1,087 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 994 (13.72%) MVC
9 856 (11.82%) Mentoring
10 816 (11.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 780 (10.77%) Fintech
12 724 (9.99%) BDD
13 671 (9.26%) SOA
14 639 (8.82%) E-Commerce
15 627 (8.65%) Open Source
16 617 (8.52%) Computer Science
17 614 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
18 563 (7.77%) OO
19 454 (6.27%) SDLC
20 408 (5.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3,515 (48.52%) Java
2 2,124 (29.32%) JavaScript
3 1,936 (26.72%) C#
4 1,454 (20.07%) SQL
5 1,234 (17.03%) Python
6 841 (11.61%) Java 8
7 430 (5.94%) TypeScript
8 410 (5.66%) Scala
9 360 (4.97%) PHP
10 326 (4.50%) Go
11 269 (3.71%) Ruby
12 246 (3.40%) Bash Shell
13 204 (2.82%) ES6
14 196 (2.71%) Kotlin
15 190 (2.62%) T-SQL
16 189 (2.61%) C++
17 159 (2.19%) PowerShell
18 132 (1.82%) C
19 109 (1.50%) Perl
20 62 (0.86%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 698 (9.63%) Degree
2 251 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 92 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 88 (1.21%) AWS Certification
5 54 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
6 51 (0.70%) Master's Degree
7 45 (0.62%) SC Cleared
8 38 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
9 35 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (0.36%) RHCE
11 25 (0.35%) ISTQB
12 24 (0.33%) CISSP
13 22 (0.30%) RHCSA
14 21 (0.29%) SANS
15 14 (0.19%) DBS Check
16 13 (0.18%) DV Cleared
16 13 (0.18%) PhD
17 12 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
18 11 (0.15%) MCSD
19 10 (0.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 495 (6.83%) QA
2 63 (0.87%) GDPR
3 37 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 31 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.25%) WCAG
6 15 (0.21%) SLA
7 12 (0.17%) NIST
8 6 (0.083%) SEPA
9 5 (0.069%) PSD2
10 4 (0.055%) MiFID
10 4 (0.055%) TickIT
11 2 (0.028%) COBIT
11 2 (0.028%) NCSC
12 1 (0.014%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.014%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.014%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.014%) PMO
System Software
1 2,421 (33.42%) Docker
2 63 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 48 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 44 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (0.30%) HDFS
6 21 (0.29%) Varnish
7 20 (0.28%) vSphere
8 15 (0.21%) Apache Flume
9 13 (0.18%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.069%) etcd
11 5 (0.069%) iptables
12 4 (0.055%) NFS
13 2 (0.028%) Firmware
13 2 (0.028%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 2 (0.028%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.014%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.014%) GridGain
14 1 (0.014%) Postfix
14 1 (0.014%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,679 (23.17%) Kubernetes
2 629 (8.68%) Terraform
3 557 (7.69%) Ansible
4 332 (4.58%) Puppet
5 325 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
6 108 (1.49%) Mesos
7 96 (1.33%) Prometheus
8 92 (1.27%) Consul
9 89 (1.23%) Marathon
10 85 (1.17%) Grafana
11 70 (0.97%) Kibana
11 70 (0.97%) Packer
12 62 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
13 52 (0.72%) Rundeck
14 43 (0.59%) Nagios
15 39 (0.54%) logstash
16 38 (0.52%) Salt
17 36 (0.50%) Rancher
18 31 (0.43%) Opsview
18 31 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 779 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 559 (7.72%) Google
3 382 (5.27%) Oracle
4 136 (1.88%) SAP
5 131 (1.81%) Splunk
6 124 (1.71%) Red Hat
7 102 (1.41%) MuleSoft
8 96 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 84 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 76 (1.05%) IBM
11 75 (1.04%) WorldPay
12 72 (0.99%) AppDynamics
13 62 (0.86%) ServiceNow
14 58 (0.80%) RedGate
15 57 (0.79%) VMware
15 57 (0.79%) Xamarin
16 52 (0.72%) Delphix
17 51 (0.70%) Adobe
18 46 (0.63%) Sitecore
19 43 (0.59%) New Relic